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can cell phones cause cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No strong evidence: The studies out there show that there could be some risk of cell phone and development of glioma , but the evidence is not strong enough to confirm the link, and needs to be researched further. It is definitely raise a concern, but there is no conclusive relationship. So, use an ear piece and don't let / limit your children use cell phone.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can cell phones cause cancer? I want to know once and for all?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
This is very topical: And a large scientific body has not quashed the idea, but I am very skeptical. There has been a gargantuan increase in cell phones (hello), and there has been no increase in cancers of the head and neck or brain. The "once for all" answer is not in. For phone you can blue-tooth, and using at arms length for hand-held internetting reduces whatever small wave that might be a concern.
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What's a tumor that is considered benign? I thought tumors were cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a mobile cause testicular cancer? Can i get testicular cancer from having my cell phone in my pocket?

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Dr. Thomas Walsh
Urology 25 years experience
Currently : Currently there are no studies that suggest a linkage between cell phone use and testicular cancer. Interestingly however, there are data linking cell phone and sperm dysfunction and infertility. Testis cancer rates in developed countries continue to rise, and hopefully future, population-based studies will help us to understand the underlying cause of testis cancer.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can there be real proof, anywhere that cell phones cause tumors, cancer or something else?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: None of the studies so far have demonstrated a link with cell phone use and cancer. The main hazard is from using cell phone while being engaged in other activities, e.g., driving, walking.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could cell phones cause cancer only when you're talking and nothing else?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quite doubtful: Cell phone radiation is low-frequency & low energy. It is actually nonionizing radiation. Unlike high frequency wave ionizing radiation, it is doubtful it can cause cancer in humans. Cell phone radiation was however, shown to ^ risk for developing schwannomas in rats & gliomas in other animal studies. REF: https://www.mskcc.org/blog/do-cell-phones-cause

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